Ka Hikina O Ka La

Ka Hikina O Ka Lā

Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is a specialized program at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) funded by the National Science Foundation in response to the application to erect the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) upon the summit of Haleakala. The sacred and legendary mountaintop provides extensive educational opportunities through collaborations between the Native Hawaiian community, University of Hawaii Maui College, and the National Science Foundation. This approach provides a learning environment that integrates Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge and practices into modern scientific technology and instruction. Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is committed to increasing the participation of Native Hawaiians in higher education and guiding them to leadership roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The program aims to continuously build strong relationships among cultural resources, scientists, technicians, educators, STEM employers, and community leaders.

“Encouraging the practice of traditional ideas in modern study”

*Preference given to Maui County residents and individuals of
Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Important Dates - Spring 2021

JANUARY 2021
January 10, 2021 Last day to Register online
January 11, 2021 FIRST DAY of INSTRUCTION For Spring 2021
January 11, 2021 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther Kingn Jr. Day
January 19, 2021 Last day to DROP with full refund
FEBRUARY 2021
February 3, 2021 KHOKL Scholarship Application for Spring 2021 available
February 8-12 Meeting #1 completed via Zoom
February 15, 2021 HOLIDAY: Presidents Day
February 23, 2021 11a-1pm Hawaiian Culture through Food
MARCH 2021
March 8-12, 2021 Meeting #2 completed via Zoom
March 9, 2021 10a-12Noon Hawaiian Culture through Kākau Uhi
March 15, 2021 KHOKL APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2021-2022
March 15-19 UH SPRING BREAK
March 29, 2021 Last Day to withdraw with a "W" grade
March 26, 2021 HOLIDAY: Prince Kuhio Day
APRIL 2021
April 2, 2021 HOLIDAY: Good Friday
April 5, 2021 Early Registration OPEN for Summer 2021 & Fall 2021
April 6, 2021 10a-12Noon Hawaiian Culture through Youth Abroad
April 15, 2021 KHOKL APPLICATIONS SENT OUT FOR 2021-2022
MAY 2021
May 2-9, 2021 Meeting #3 completed via Zoom
May 5, 2021 LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION
May 5, 2021 UHMC Graduation Application Deadline
May 6-14, 2021 Final Evaluation Period
May 13, 2021 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY UH Maui College
May 15, 2021 UH Mānoa Commencement Ceremony
May 15, 2021 KHOKL APPLICATIONS DUE FOR 2021-2022
May 15, 2021 KHOKL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS DUE
KHOKL FINAL GRADES ARE DUE
KHOKL Turn in Updated ED PLAN
KHOKL Turn in Fall 2021 Class Schedule
May 18, 2021 Faculty grade submission deadline
May 21, 2021 Grades available in STAR
JULY 2021
July 15, 16, 17, 2021 Ka Wanaʻao Orientation
OCTOBER 2021
October 28-30, 2021 SACNAS STEM Conference. https://www.sacnas.org/what-we-do/conference